A 15 year-old student has been chosen to host the One Voice Annual Dinner 2020.

Sifa Turi is a Pleckgate High School pupil from Blackburn and is also part of the West End Girls (WEGs) group run by the charity.

Sifa is the eighth host of the dinner which will celebrate the achievements of the organisation and honour the 1V Community Champion awards.

Sifa said, "Being given the chance to host the annual dinner 2020 is such an honour and so exciting.

"Although it going to be nerve racking and is going to take a lot of preparation, I'm ready to take this on and perform the best u can. I'd like to thank all the directors for giving me the opportunity to host such an important event, I hope I can make everyone proud.”

This year’s event will feature the 1V Scouts choir perform for the first time. The WEGs pop group BANNED will be singing the Cindi Lauper classic ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’, and there is also a murder mystery drama.

One Voice Blackburn will be hosting a Members Evening the night before the annual dinner, which will also be presented by Sifa Turi.

Chief Executive Zaffer Khan said,“Each year we get a clear indication of a young person who we feel is ready to host the annual dinner. We are so fortunate that in our organisation, and in our town, we have so many talented young people. Although this year’s host will have a different challenge, we have absolutely no doubt that Sifa will carry it off with aplomb.”

The One Voice Annual Dinner 2020 is sponsored by Together Housing, Blackburn College and The Art Council.

The One Voice Annual Dinner will take place at King George’s Hall on Saturday 22 February, 2020.